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the oscar winning film tin drum turns eighty. with the irish border a main sticking point of bricks and negotiations we talked to an author of a best selling book about irish republicanism. the american singer songwriter billy eilish halle's from a family of actors the musicians i was taught explains how a seventeen year old has such maturity in the music she makes with sloppy dresses sometimes turquoise and introspective lyrics about depression and anxiety eilish has become a pop idol for millions of teenagers who share dop sensibilities a first album has just come out. the seventeen year old place to sell out concerts all over the world and is on the brink of make a start him. but we just came from spain to see really here in germany which i am
from poland just really because there are so antagonistic it's brilliant and says so you're. seeing the same age many of her fans see her more as a here than in any matic idol. audition songs have been strained in times the singer songwriter shot to fame in twenty sixteen when she posted on sound cloud the song was co-written and produced by her brother phineas o'connell in his bedroom studio eilish was just thirteen years old. exercises a great deal of autonomy over her work but doesn't like to tell people how to interpret it. i write in a way that i want to be left out front. so the fact that you think when you hear
that you think all these other things that's what i love about. is a product of the internet really and social media generation and all those she says she hates social media she still shares a lot of the private. life on instagram where at last count she had more than fifteen million followers. her videos a known for being provocative billy eilish says she likes playing with people's fears and much awaited debut album is titled when we fall asleep. see me. joining me now is the author of that report melissa holroyd spider this is not your usual seventeen year old pop star is it not it is very dark at times and those spiders were real they really put a big spider in
a mouth and really out of them out a lot of billy eilish is what really does have a big element of the macabre in it not just musically but also the clips. there are clips of her being roughly handled by people wearing black gloves the threat of her being burned alive and there was a large spiders crawling out of the mouth and crawling all over a face she also sings in this very intimate heightened way and she uses this intimacy to build tension to. build up in the scares that actually sort of come up in the songs. the new album is. when we fall asleep where do we go is a terrific album is expected leave has a very nocturnal feel to it one of the great things about billy's work is she's a terrific lyricist and this album is no exception. the album really grabs the listener by the throat you really listen to it from start to finish without
stopping. she seems to have a clear vision briefly i mean she she does seem to know what she's doing yes she's certainly does as we've mentioned she's had she does she's lucky enough to have a lot of control over her work and. when you compare the way she presents itself to the way other teenage is pretty presented in the world of pop she's really miles away from that she's really doing her own thing she is you know and each song that she creates is very individual is very easy for them to watch for us to leave it there melissa thanks very much. topping the news at the moment is of course one of the biggest sticking points is the border between northern ireland part of britain and the republic of ireland an e.u. member my colleague frank met with the author of a trench in belfast she's written a best selling book about just an irish republicanism today. iconic
images that have come down in european history bloody sunday a deadly incident in derry in one nine hundred seventy two has become symbolic of the north and conflict between pro irish republic catholics and pro brits and protestants that conflict ended officially in one thousand nine hundred eight with the good friday peace agreement but historian marisa mcglinchey says many irish republicans to refuse to accept that deal for her recent book unfinished business the politics of dissident irish republicanism she interviewed some ninety radical pro irish nationalists who stand as commemorations right done today of so-called dissident organizations you will hear the c.m. traditional republican ideology unless it's been articulated as you would have heard in the seventy's or eighty's that ideology calls for a united ireland and the end of british rule in the north it's also the subject of republican murals which continue to be painted in northern ireland's analysis of the militant minority is
a cause for concern these radical groups are prepared to go to any lengths in pursuit of their goal. they are realistic in their assessment that popular support isn't the numbers aren't the hospital in the past and so though very much would suit keeping the same burning as essential to. the present as one of the into rules said in the book to pass him on for the next generation to soak up. that means that below the surface the north niland conflict has still not been settled. one of the militant groups has agreed to a rare interview we are directed to a sleepy town somewhere in the countryside these members of the republican sinn fein party say that bracks it would actually help them in their cause for.
the president. killed. you know. the. need to fight for reunification. and these radical republicans may not be alone in thinking that unification of violence is business that should be finished clinch a things the ongoing date has made the prospect of a united ireland an increasingly realistic one even for moderates. analysis has brought her to the conclusion that once britain leaves the e.u. europe will have to deal with the question of irish unification.
one of germany's gracious and longest serving film directors turns eighty this weekend he's probably best known internationally for what became the most important film made in post-war west germany the ten drama. in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. made cinema history with the tin drum the nazi era story of young oscar who stops growing at age three. based on the novel by going to gus the film took the top prize at con. this and. that was just wonderful being admitted into the film world with the palme d'or especially since it was in france where i had learned filmmaking it was like being knighted. the federal republic of germany for the children.
in one nine hundred eighty the tin drum won the oscar for best foreign language picture that award brought german cinema into the international spotlight and not least for acushla and off. soon hollywood was calling steven spielberg offered she turned off work in america but she learned off at first refused the offer. but i thought it over just for a moment and i decided no i've got carte blanche now here in europe i can do what i want so why should i am a great to hollywood. at the same time i was dying to do something political a movie about the war in lebanon so i went to beirut and made circle of deceit with no guns and. because i just felt like how can there be this war at our doorstep that's reducing the whole city to certain ashes.
did eventually go to america where he directed the likes of dustin hoffman and john malkovich aside from literary adaptations his films are often political patrolling social upheaval student protests leftwing terrorism time and again the director has plunged headfirst into hot socio political territory. his drama on or of katerina bloom is a lesson in libel and sensationalism the story of a woman whose life is ruined by a reporter eager to sell papers. sure enough is also fascinated with french german history the film diplomacy tells of a nazi officer in occupied france who opposes hitler's orders. and called in the human you can't escape yourself people don't change and the best thing to do at a certain age is to acknowledge who you are. in
two thousand and sixteen she learned off directed thousands of teenagers in france in a performance against violence and war one hundred years after the biggest battle of world war one took place there. and in rwanda he gives master classes at the quest to film institute hoping to shape a new generation of political filmmakers like him at eighty years old churned off is still driven inquisitive and politically aware. and if you think the man is slowing down now entering his ninth decade you'd be wrong he's about to start making a documentary film in africa finally today the sad news that fellow filmmaker has died aged ninety she was a key figure in french new wave cinema in the nineteen fifties and sixties and the first female director to be awarded an honorary oscar in twenty seventeen then last
year her documentary faces places and in challenging road movie where she travels around france with a photographer jr was nominated for an oscar making her the oldest. nominee and that wasn't even her last film working right into the end and that brings us the end of a culture for this week don't forget our web site for all the stories and much much more that's dot com slash culture.
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this is the w.'s lie from british lawmakers deal another blow to the government's plans reject the prime minister's withdrawal deal for a third time so instead of today britain will leave the e.u. on the twelfth of april unless theresa may can convince brussels that it's worth giving the u.k. another extension also on the program millions of algerian states in the streets to